Christmas Lights 2021 :: PMC’s Favorite Spots to Enjoy Some Holiday Magic


woman enjoying Christmas lights downtownIt’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!

This warm weather may not feel like Christmas, but that’s the trade-off for living in paradise! So what better way to get into the holiday spirit than driving around Pensacola and the surrounding area to see some of the beautiful light displays?

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with our PMC team’s favorite spots around Pensacola. So load up the family, grab some hot chocolate and enjoy the lights!

Ticketed Events

Winterfest – Downtown Pensacola 

223 S Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502

Enjoy Downtown Pensacola and the festive lights on Palafox at Christmas! Snow, music and free performances begin at 5pm on Friday nights, and 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday nights. New performances start every 15 minutes until 8pm.

Tickets are required for trolley tours. See the Pensacola Winterfest website for more information regarding schedule and prices.

Sowell Farms North Pole

7650 Sowell Road, Milton, FL 32570

A light display of over ONE MILLION lights, train rides, photos with Santa, camel rides, and more! The cost of entry is $15 per vehicle and train rides are $2 per person. Open November 26th through December 26th, 5:30 to 9pm.

Bellingrath Gardens: Magic Christmas in Lights 

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582

Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of the gardens to view the light displays. Santa is also in attendance nightly from 5:30 until 9pm through December 23rd. Ticket prices range from $8 to $25 and can be purchased online or at the door. Open November 26, 2021, to January 5, 2022 (closed December 25th and January 1st).

Christmas Night of Lights of Mobile

Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606

This is a drive-thru light display where Christmas music is played through your own car stereo! $8 per person (4 and under are FREE). Open nightly from November 12, 2021 through January 7, 2022 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.

Neighborhood Light Displays


4810 Randee Circle, Pensacola 32526 (Buckley Family Christmas display)

Cordova Park

3649 Buford Drive, Pensacola 32504 (across from Hitzman Park on Langley Avenue)

Corner of Tronjo Road and McClellan Road

3540 Summit Blvd, Pensacola 32503

East Hill

2701 N. 20th Avenue, Pensacola 32503

Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze Community Center – 800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze 32561


Avalon Baptist Church – 4316 Avalon Blvd, Milton 32583

5975 Twin Oaks Drive, Pace 32571

5889 Quintette Road, Pace 32571 (Bryant Family lights formerly across from Sowell’s)

Abernathy and Hammersmith neighborhoods (off Berryhill Rd in Pace)

Where are your favorite light displays?

Share them with us!

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The Navy brought Jen and her family to Pensacola in 2018 following a 3-year tour in Belgium. Born and raised in the Midwest, Jen’s career path took her to Washington, D.C., after college, where she lived until she married her husband, Tim, in 2007. Balancing family and career against the backdrop of military life has made her appreciate the importance of friendships, connections, and finding your “mom tribe” wherever “home” may be. While living in Belgium, Jen took on her most challenging role to date, that of a stay-at-home-mom to her two sons, Timothy and Charlie. In this position, she has been forced to face her fear of cooking, has learned that you never “catch up” on laundry and that she continuously works longer hours for less pay! Fueled by coffee, Pure Barre, and dry shampoo, she feels like she’s “winging it” when it comes to motherhood most of the time, but couldn’t imagine a more rewarding journey. She continues to learn from her kids every day.


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